Such expressions as that famous one of Linnæus, and which we often meet with in a more or less concealed form, that the characters do not make the genus, but that the genus gives the characters, seem to imply that something more is included in our classification, than mere resemblance. I believe that something more is included; and that propinquity of descent,—the only known cause of the similarity of organic beings,—is the bond, hidden as it is by various degrees of modification, which is partially revealed to us by our classifications (Darwin, 1859, p. 413f).

Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Publications for 2008

Below is our list of publications for 2008. For those with no access to the links, will be happy to provide pdf copies on request.

    Ebach, M.C., Williams, D.M., & Gill, A.C. (2008). O Cladistics, Where Art Thou? Cladistics, 24: 851–852. [pdf]
    Ebach, M.C., Gill, A.C. & Williams, D.M. (2008). Ebach et al. reply: A Future for Astrobiogeography. Astrophysics and Space Science, 317: 147. [pdf]
    Ebach, M.C., Gill, A.C. & Williams, D.M. (2008). The Pitfalls of Astrobiogeography. Astrophysics and Space Science, 317: 143-144. [pdf]
    Ebach, M.C., Morrone, J.J. Parenti, L.R. & Viloria Á.L. (2008). International Code of Area Nomenclature. Journal of Biogeography, 35: 1153–1157. [pdf]
    Ebach, M.C., Morrone, J.J. & Williams, D.M. (2008). A new cladistics of cladists. Biology and Philosophy, 23: 153-156. [pdf]
    Reid, G. & Williams, DM. The diatom slide collection and bibliography of the Reverend Richard Fraser Bastow (c. 1888-1 October 1960). Diatom Research 23: 117-128.
    Reid, G. & Williams, DM. Some commentary on molecules and morphology, species and higher taxa in diatoms, with a note on the relationships of the genus Cistula Cleve. Proceedings of the 1st Central European Diatom Meeting 2007, Kusber, W.-H. & Jahn, R. (ed.), Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem, Freie Universität Berlin, pp. 135-138.
    Toyoda, K, Williams, DM, Tanaka, J., & Nagumo, T. 2008. Nomenclatural problem[s] on [in] Conferva armillaris Müller (Bacillariophyta). Bulletin of the Nippon Dental University 37: 65-70.
    Williams, DM. New names for three fossil species in the genus Tetracyclus Ralfs from Shangu County, Inner Mongolia, P.R. China. Diatom Research 23: 249-253
    Williams, DM. Studies on species of the genus Tetracyclus (Bacillariophyta, Diatomaceae), with recognition of a 'cruciform' sub-group, and comments on their paleogeography. Micropaleontology 53: 1-9.
    Williams D.M. & Ebach, M.C. (2008). Evolutionary theory: don't skimp on teaching its history. Nature 453: 719. [pdf]
    Williams, D.M. & Ebach, M.C. (2008). Foundations of Systematics and Biogeography. Springer, New York. [Flyer]

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